H. B. 2014
(By Delegates Perry and Staggers)
[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §30-3-7a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the practice of radiologic assistants and radiologic practitioner assistants who are regulated by the Board of Medicine.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §30-3-7a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT.
§30-3-7a. Findings and Rule-making authority.
(a) The Legislature finds that it is appropriate and in the public interest to require the Board of Medicine to regulate the practice of Radiologist Assistants.
(b) The West Virginia Board of Medicine, with the advice of the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners, shall propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to:
(1) Establish the scope of practice of a Radiologist Assistant;
(2) Develop the education and training requirements for a Radiologist Assistant. The certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the certification examination given by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CRBRPA)shall be acceptable qualifying examinations for licensure as a radiologic assistant;
(3) Regulate Radiologist Assistants.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make the practice of radiologic assistants and radiologic practitioner assistants who are regulated by the Board of Medicine.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.